MDEF Webinar – Future Talks Live! Designing in a plastic world

Date: 19th of May from 10:00 to 11:00

Tomas Diez (MDEF Director) in conversation with Mattia Bernini (Precious Plastics)

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The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is hosting a webinar presented by Tomas Diez, director of the Master in Design for Emergent Futures. The world is rapidly changing, and so too must our approach to design. During the webinar Tomas will engage a conversation with Mattia Bernini on an exploration of the futures we want to create and how we can enable them through the actions we take today. The webinar will feature a Q&A session providing prospective students with valuable insights into the course and its industry partnerships.

About Tomas Diez: 

Tomas Diez Ladera is a Venezuelan Urbanist, Designer and Technologist specialising in digital fabrication and its implications for the future of cities and society. He is a founding partner and executive director of the Fab City Foundation and a member of the board of trustees of IAAC Foundation, where he is a senior researcher and tutor. Tomas has co-designed and kickstarted higher degree programs such as the Master in Design for Emergent Futures (IAAC-Elisava) and the Master in Design for Distributed Innovation (Fab City-IAAC) whose he also co-directs. He is a founding partner and Executive Director of the Meaningful Design Group Bali. This novel initiative aims to intersect advanced technologies and design with alternative world views and cultures in Indonesia and South East Asia.


About Mattia Bernini:

Mattia Bernini is a Design Director at Precious Plastic, a global community that aims to boost plastic recycling through open-source designs and knowledge sharing. Precious Plastic sees people as the key element in fixing the plastic waste problem and relies on their participation to bring about necessary change. Their solutions involve a combination of people, machines, platforms, and knowledge, and emphasize the importance of taking small steps that can be multiplied by millions. Discover more about Mattia.

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